Search

They’ve bin great! Pair win prizes for helping keep Havering clean

PUBLISHED: 18:00 29 March 2014

John Ringrose, centre, with Sinead Blatch, left, and Anca Jaglau, right. Picture: Dan Baker

John Ringrose, centre, with Sinead Blatch, left, and Anca Jaglau, right. Picture: Dan Baker

Dan Baker 2011

They say cleanliness is next to godliness – but it’s also a good way of getting closer to some prizes.

This month, two residents are the lucky winners of a new Havering Council initiative for keeping their borough clean.

John Ringrose, from Romford, won a meal for two for using a street litter and recycling bin; and David, Laver, also from Romford, won tickets for the Queen’s Theatre. after being seen using a recycling bin.

The Cleaner Havering reward scheme is a way of thanking residents for doing their bit to keep the borough spick and span.

The council has teamed up with The Queen’s Theatre and Cosmo restaurant to reward those seen to be making an effort to dispose of their rubbish, clean up after their dog, or get involved in community clean-ups.

Mr Ringrose was presented with his prize by Sinead Blatch, who is playing Sleeping Beauty in the Queen’s Theatre pantomime at the end of the year, and Anca Jaglau, floor supervisor at Cosmo.

Residents are entered into the prize draw when they are seen by Havering Council enforcement officers.

Dog fouling, vandalism and litter were found to be the issues that residents wanted addressed in the Your Council, Your Say survey carried out by the council. This led to the launch of the Cleaner Havering campaign.

Cllr Barry Tebbutt, cabinet member for StreetCare, said: “I’m pleased people are continuing to help keep the borough clean. This is the first time we have had different prizes and I’d like to thank the Queen’s theatre and Cosmo for providing these.”

0 comments

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Latest Romford News Stories

Judges from the prestigious annual London in Bloom competition have paid a visit to Havering.

The borough’s most gifted young people were recognised for their hard work and talent with certificates and awards last week.

Yesterday, 15:00

A mum-of-two has launched an online campaign to promote the borough and its family-friendly activities.

Yesterday, 10:00

If you’re wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend why not watch our three-minute Met Office update on whether we’re getting rain or sunshine?

Fri, 12:20

A charming musical about life, love – and tradition – in a Russian Jewish community wowed on its opening night.

Fri, 10:39

England 400-plus years ago was not keen on free speech, as Prof Ged Martin explains

Fri, 09:40

An entrepreneur who secured an exclusive top prize at last year’s Thames Gateway Business Awards has spoken of the “amazing” effect it has had on his charity.

Fri, 07:00

Hundreds of families are without a permanent home in Havering, the highest figure for a decade and a sign of a burgeoning housing crisis. In the first of a special series of reports, EMMA YOULE meets those struggling to find a place to live and asks why?

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now